Gauke should have fought and lost rather than not have fought at all. But the wider concern is that the “system” is on the side of the criminal rather than the victim.
Not only can we teach our children to read but we can also defeat illiteracy in our prisons.
The Conservatives’ best chance of a majority is by winning over working class voters – who overwhelmingly and strongly oppose this daft policy.
Given its majority and manifesto, the Government cannot take on both delivering Brexit and quitting the court. But it must stand fast against the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
We must follow the example of Beveridge, Butler and Willink.
Also: Prison reform campaigner compares Wales to Australia; Foster praises May’s speech; Scottish Labour leadership challengers urge party to vote down Brexit deal.
The final piece in our five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which was launched in Parliament this week.
Thousands of inmates could become a significant proportion of the electorate in particular local wards.
Plans to make rehabilitation the primary legal purpose of the system seem to have been dropped after the general election.
Incarcerating more criminals for longer has saved millions of people from becoming victims of crime.
There are sound, conservative reasons to take rehabilitation seriously.
Plus: Dealing with news of terror attacks as a radio host. Was it really necessary to send Steve Uncles to prison. And: Jacqui Smith and Sky – its goodbye from me and its goodbye from her.
Only a constitutional referendum lock, safeguarded by the Queen, can protect us from the left-wing coalition that could take power in 2020.
Plus: Unemployment is down. Productivity is up. Wages are up. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit…
The majority of those who leave prison will be convicted of new crimes within a year – that is a shameful failure.